Money Tips for Military Families


Get some financial updates and tips after the jump.

Attention, Summer Movers: Full Replacement Value Is Here

Moving is a familiar but stressful reality of military life. To improve the quality for those who move and streamline the process for those who support it, the DoD developed its new "Families First" program. The linchpin of the initiative is the provision for full replacement value coverage for military personal property shipments.

Find out how full replacement value coverage for personal property shipments affects you.

Ten Ways To S-T-R-E-T-C-H Your Military Pay

"You won't get rich serving in the military!" Surely you have heard that before. Indeed, you're not likely to make the Forbes list of "Richest People in the World" if the military is your career. But you certainly can live quite comfortably if you take advantage of some of the military's many unique benefits.

You may not get rich serving in the military, but you can live well by following these 10 tips!

Gas Prices Hitting Troops Where It Hurts

For the first time since the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff began touring the world talking to troops, the increasing cost of gas is popping up on their list of concerns. "Every single session [now], the price of gas has come up," according to Navy Adm. Mike Mullen.

Is the Pentagon considering a gas cost-of-living allowance or other measures to help the families? Find out here.

Experts Offer Tips To Prepare For Hurricane Season

Because they move frequently, many military families who have never lived in a hurricane-prone area before are getting ready to experience their first hurricane season. But even for those who have been through hurricanes before, knowing how to prepare is important.

People across the U.S. are gearing up for strong winds, torrential rains and flying debris. What can you do to prepare?

Eight Ways to Budget for Your Summer Vacation

Five Insurance Assumptions You Don't Want to Make

VA Reaching out to Vets with Mortgage Problems

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